NGITS 2006: 6th International Conference on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems

Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel, 4-6 July 2006


The 6th International Conference on Next Generation Information Systems will be held in Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel (on the Mediterranean coast, near Tel Aviv), between the 4th and 6th of July, 2006.  

NGITS 2006 is the sixth conference in a series that was launched in 1993 to promote research on new technologies in information systems.  The conference is a 3-day event that combines keynote addresses, presentations of original research papers, discussion panels, technical demonstrations, and social events.

The program is particularly strong this time due to high selectivity: 32 papers were accepted from 138 that were submitted, a significant increase in interest over previous NGITS events.

The accepted papers, as well as additional demonstrations and posters, span a wide range of cutting-edge subjects, thus providing an excellent opportunity for keeping up with the latest developments in information systems and computer science.

===Invited speakers:

1. Andrei Broder, Yahoo!
The Future of Web Search: From Information Retrieval to Information Supply

2. Don Ferguson, IBM
Next Generation Enterprise IT Systems

3. Yechiam Yemini, Columbia University
Is there Life After the Internet?

===Sessions Topics:

Information integration
Next-generation applications 
Information systems development 
Security and privacy 
Semi-structured data 
Frameworks, models and taxonomies
Simulation and incremental computing
Distributed systems
Data mining
Short papers
Posters and demonstrations 

The list of accepted papers is given below, the complete program is available on the conference website.

Early registration ends on May 31st. 

For further details please visit the conference website:


=== Accepted Papers:

1. Efficiently Updating Cost Repository Values for Query Optimization on Web Data Sources in a Mediator/Wrapper Environment. 
Justo Hidalgo (Denodo Technologies, Spain), Alberto Pan, Manuel Alvarez (University of A Coruna, Spain), Jaime Guerrero (Spain)  
2. TupleRank: Ranking Discovered Content in Virtual Databases. 
Jacob Berlin, Amihai Motro (George Mason University, USA) 
3. Analysis of Queries Reaching SHIL on the Web -- An Information System Providing Citizen Information.
Gilad Ravid (Ben-Gurion University, Israel), Judit Bar-Ilan Shifra Baruchson-Arbib (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), Sheizaf Rafaeli (Haifa University, Israel) 
4. On Mediated Search of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Data.
Jefferson Heard, Jordan Wilberding, Ophir Frieder, David Grossman (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Gideon Frieder (George Washington University, USA) 
5. A Repository of Services for the Government to Businesses Relationship.	 
Carlo Batini, Gianluigi Viscusi, Daniele Barone	(University of Milano Bicocca, Italy), Paolo Naggar (Gruppo CM, Italy) 
6. Towards Automatic Integration of Persistency Requirements in Enterprise-Systems -- the Persistent-to-Persistent Patterns.
Mira Balaban, Lior Limonad (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) 
7. The Satisfiability of UML Class Diagrams that Include Generalization Relationship.
Mira Balaban, Azzam Maraee (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) 
8. A Framework-based Design for Supporting Availability of Layered Distributed Applications.
Heung Seok Chae (Pusan National University, South Korea) 
9. Web Application Security Gateway with Java Non-Blocking IO.
Zhenxing Luo (Peking University, Beijing, China) 
10. Microaggregation for Database and Location Privacy.
Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain) 

11. Client and Server Anonymity Preserving in P2P File Sharing.
ByungRyong Kim, kichang Kim (Inha University, South Korea) 
12. Creating Consistent Diagnoses List for Developmental Disorders Using UMLS (short paper).
Nuaman Asbeh, Mor Peleg, Tsvika Kuflik (Haifa University, Israel), Mitchell Schertz (Kupat Holim Meuhedet, Israel)
13. Enhancing Domain Engineering with Aspect Orientation (short paper).
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Alex Gold (Haifa University, Israel) 
14. An Agent-oriented Approach to Semantic Web Services (short paper).
In-Cheol Kim, Hoon Jin (Kyonggi University, South Korea) 
15. Biometrics Authenticated Key Agreement Scheme (short paper).
Eun-Jun Yoon, Kee-Young Yoo (Kyungpook National University, South Korea)
16. Conjunctive Queries over DAGs.
Royi Ronen, Oded Shmueli (Technion, Israel) 
17. Incrementally Computing Ordered Answers of Acyclic Conjunctive Queries.
Benny Kimelfeld, Yehoshua Sagiv (Hebrew University, Israel) 
18. Count-Constraints for Generating XML.
Sara Cohen (Technion, Israel)
19. A Data Model for Music Information Retrieval.
Tamar Berman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) 
20. A Taxonomy and Representation of Sources of Uncertainty in Composite Event Systems.
Segev Wasserkrug, Opher Etzion (IBM Research, Israel), Avigdor Gal (Technion, Israel) 
21. Analyzing Object-oriented Design Patterns from an Object-Process Viewpoint.
Galia Shlezinger, Dov Dori (Technion, Israel), Iris Reinhartz-Berger (Haifa University, Israel) 
22. Modeling and Simulation of Grid Information Service.
Xia Xie, Hai Jin, Jin Huang, Qin Zhang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China) 
23. Simulations of Distributed Service-based Content Adaptation for Network Optimization.
Eric Cheng, Shuo Hung Jian (National Central University, Taiwan) 
24. Second Order Snapshot-Log Relations: Supporting Multi-Directional Database Replication Using Asynchronous Snapshot Replication.
Yochai Ben-Chaim, Avigdor Gal (Technion, Israel) 

25. The Replica Management for Wide-Area Distributed Computing Environments.  
Jaechun No (Sejong University, South Korea) 
26. Developing Parallel Cell-based Filtering Scheme under Shared-Nothing Cluster-based Architecture.
Jae-Woo Chang, Tae-Woong Wang (Chonbuk National University, South Korea) 
27. How Deep Should It Be? On the Optimality of Hierarchical Structures.
Amihai Motro (George Mason University, USA), Alessandro D'Atri (Luiss Guido Carli University, Italy), Eli Gafni (UCLA, USA) 
28. A Spreadsheet Client for Web Applications.
Dirk Draheim (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany), Peter Thiemann (Universitaet Freiburg, Germany), Gerald Weber (University of Auckland, New Zealand) 
29. Dynamic Construction of User-defined Virtual Cubes.
Dehui Zhang, Dongqing Yang, Shiwei Tang	(Peking University, China) 
30. Automatic Discovery of Regular Expression Patterns Representing Negated Findings in Medical Narrative Reports.
Roni Romano, Oded Maimon (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), Lior Rokach (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) 
31. A Hybrid Method for Speeding SVM Training.
Zhi Qiang Zeng, Ji Gao (Zhejiang University, China) 
32. Design of Mobile Agent Management System Based on OSGi.
Seungkeun Lee, Junghyun Lee (Inha University, South Korea), Kiwook Rim (Sunmoon University, South Korea)